Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
Kath Younger

Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is versatile and refreshing. It combines red quinoa with Swiss chard, pepper, and tomato. On top, a lemony soy-mustard dressing adds tons of flavor. Enjoy!

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3
Servings
392
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 leaf rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

In a pot large enough to fit a steamer basket, combine the quinoa, water, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

In the last 2 minutes, place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the steamer and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and combine everything in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, soy sauce, dried dill, and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad. Add the goat cheese and stir to combine. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
265µg
38%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
318mg
32%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
108µg
27%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
317mg
45%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
476mg
32%
Water
162g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.